I am a therapist and PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. My work is inspired by my passion for human connection and the science of psychology. I work with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, school- and work-related stress, depression, self-criticism, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. Guided by a warm and practical approach, I help my clients navigate important life decisions and transitions (whether it’s the transition to university or motherhood), achieve their personal and professional goals, and build stronger relationships with the people who matter most— friends, partners, and family members.
I am also passionate about my work as a Friendship Expert and Media Contributor. This work stems from my graduate research in which I focus on helping others make and keep close friends by managing the challenging situations that come up in these important relationships. I devote much of my time to writing articles, leading workshops, and providing interviews and commentary on topics related to friendships, relationships, and mental health. I am a regular contributor to Psychology Today through my blog, Casual to Close, and collaborate with outlets such as CBC, Livestrong, The Everygirl, The New York Times, Vogue, and Women’s Health. Whether it’s working one-on-one or with the media, my goal is to help others create meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.
If you’re looking for support and are interested in working together, please get in touch and we can find a time to chat about the next steps and make sure we’d be a good fit. You can also visit www.miriamkirmayer.com for more information about my clinical approach, workshops, writing, and media work.